Mental Health Care in America To Be
Topic of Panel Discussion at Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- At 7 p.m.
on Thursday, June 17, the Smith College School for Social
Work and Freedom Center will host a panel discussion titled "Mad
in America: Missing Voices in Mental Health Care."
event -- which will take place in the Carroll Room, Campus
Center 208, at Smith College -- is free and open to the public.
will be made by Boston Globe medical journalist Robert
Whitaker and international disability rights activist Judi
Chamberlin, with comments following by Freedom Center co-founder
Will Hall and social justice activist Carol Owen. The discussion
will be facilitated by Fred Newdom, owner of Pro-Act consulting.
Robert Whitaker, Boston Globe medical journalist, Pulitzer
Award nominee, author of "Mad in America: Bad Science,
Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally
Judi Chamberlin, international disability rights activist,
psychiatric survivor, longtime leader of the movement for civil
rights for people labeled with mental illness and author of "On
Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health
Will Hall, co-founder of Freedom Center, a Pioneer Valley advocacy organization
managed by and for people labeled with serious mental illness, which works
for human rights, genuine informed consent, holistic alternatives and treatments
based on choice.
Carol Owen, adjunct faculty member of Smith School for Social Work, member
of social welfare action alliance, social justice activist working for full
social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities.
For more information
about the event, e-mail Abigail Waugh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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